• Affiliate Associate Professor, Global Health

Unit of Epidemiology, HIV and STD
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Av. Honorio Delgado 430, Urbanización Ingeniería

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Magaly Blas studied Medicine at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), and finished her MPH and PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Washington (UW). Dr. Blas has conducted research studies about the epidemiology of HIV, HPV, HTLV, and other Sexually Transmitted Infections in different populations. She has also conducted research on the use of ICT for HIV prevention and to improve maternal and child health.

Dr. Blas is an Associate Professor at UPCH and an Affiliate Associate Professor at the Department of Global Health at the UW. She is the Director of Mamás del Río (Mama River), a Program to improve maternal and newborn health in rural areas in the Peruvian Amazon. Magaly has been awarded the 2016 Elsevier Foundation Award for early career women scientists, the 2016 L’Oreal-UNESCO Concytec Award for Peruvian women scientists and the 2016 Award of Good Practices in Public Administration for the Mama River project. In 2018 she received the prestigious Einsenhower fellowship and the Women in Innovation award by Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University. In 2019 she received the Award for “Social Innovation in Health” from the Pan-American Health Organization.

  • MD (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia)
  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MPH (University of Washington)
Country Affiliations 
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Community Health Workers
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Epidemiology
  • HPV
  • Indigenous/Traditional Health
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • STDs (other than HIV)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Information and Communication Technologies for Global Health, Maternal and Child Health


Blas MM, Alva IE, Garcia PJ, Carcamo C, Montano SM, Mori N, Muñante R, Zunt JR. High prevalence of human T-lymphotropic virus infection in indigenous Women from the Peruvian Amazon. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 5;8(9):e73978.

Blas MM, Alva IE, Garcia PJ, Carcamo C, Montano SM, Muñante R, Zunt JR. Association between human papillomavirus and human T-lymphotropic virus in indigenous women from the Peruvian Amazon. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e44240.

Blas MM, Alva IE, Carcamo C, Cabello R , Goodreau SM, Kimball AM, Kurth A. Effect of an online video-based intervention to increase HIV testing in men who have sex with men in Peru. PLoS One. 2010 May 3;5(5):e10448.

Blas MM, Canchihuaman FA, Alva IE, Hawes SE. Pregnancy outcomes in women infected with Chlamydia trachomatis: a population-based cohort study in Washington State. Sex Trans Infect. 2007;83:314-318.

Ginsburg O, Bray F, Coleman MP, Vanderpuye V, Eniu A, Kotha SR, Sarker M, Huong TT, Allemani C, Dvaladze A, Gralow J, Yeates K, Taylor C, Oomman N, Krishnan S, Sullivan R, Kombe D, Blas MM, Parham G, Kassami N, Conteh L. The global burden of women's cancers: a grand challenge in global health. Lancet. 2017 Feb 25;389(10071):847-860. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31392-7. Epub 2016 Nov 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 27814965.